Enhanced Vinyl Plank Flooring

Enhanced vinyl plank (EVP), sometimes called WPC (wood, plastic/polymer, composite), is a great alternative to glue down or solid locking LVT, laminate flooring, real wood or real stone. As a dimensionally stable product, it will not expand or contract under normal conditions, and it rarely requires expansion strips in large rooms.

This flooring category is available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Choose from many wood and tile looks with very realistic wood grains and species characteristics, as well as natural stone and marble appearances.

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EVP is Easy to Install

EVP can be installed above, on or below grade, or over wood, concrete or existing flooring. An easy-to-install glueless click system means there’s no mess to clean up after installation. Another big advantage of EVP/WPC flooring is that, thanks to thicker and more rigid construction, it will hide imperfections in your subfloor. You can select from wider and longer planks that require no jobsite acclimation, so you can install same-day!

Waterproof, Rigid Construction

Unlike laminates or real wood, EVP is a completely waterproof flooring. This makes it a natural choice for bathrooms, kitchens, basements, or anywhere in a house or office space that may be near water. The product will never swell or delaminate from water exposure.

Enhanced vinyl plank’s construction is built to absorb sound and provide comfort and cushion when standing. Most products in the category come with an attached cork or rubber underlayment for a quieter, warmer floor that is naturally resistant to mold and mildew. Some installations will require an added moisture barrier to minimize the risk of mold growth. Rigid Core flooring is another form of EVP/WPC, offering a durable, rigid composite with less cushion that is impervious to cupping and warping. We recommend that you discuss options with our estimators for the best recommendations for your job.

Some of the more popular EVP products include options from COREtec Plus, COREtec Plus XL, COREtec Plus HD, Vevo, Vevo Max, Adura Max, Luxe Plank, Floorte, StainMaster, Fusion Hybrid and more.